And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK by Henry L. Gates,Kevin M. Burke

By Henry L. Gates,Kevin M. Burke

The better half ebook to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS sequence, And nonetheless I Rise—a timeline and chronicle of the earlier fifty years of black heritage within the U.S. in additional than 350 photos.

Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And nonetheless I upward thrust: From Black energy to the White House explores the final half-century of the African American adventure. greater than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the beginning of Black strength, the USA has either a black president and black CEOs working Fortune 500 companies—and a wide black underclass beset via chronic poverty, insufficient schooling, and an endemic of incarceration. Harvard professor and student Henry Louis Gates, Jr. increases traumatic and very important questions about this dichotomy. How did the African American group turn out encompassing such profound contradictions? And what is going to “the black group” suggest tomorrow?

Gates takes readers during the significant ancient occasions and untold tales of the sixty years that experience irrevocably formed either the African American event and the country as a complete, from the explosive social and political adjustments of the Nineteen Sixties, into the Nineteen Seventies and 1980s—eras characterised through either prosperity and neglect—through the flip of the century to this present day, taking degree of such racial flashpoints because the Tawana Brawley case, OJ Simpson’s homicide trial, the murders of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, and debates round the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” regulations. at the same time it surveys the political and social evolution of black the US, And nonetheless I Rise is additionally a party of the accomplishments of black artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and thinkers who've helped to outline American pop culture and to alter our world.

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